Woodworking

Opened in 2016, Woodlawn Arts Academy’s offsite community Woodshop offers woodworking classes and Open Shop work times for ages 14 and up. The Woodshop features professional woodworking equipment and skilled staff to answer questions and assist. For more information on Open Shop or private woodworking lessons, click the black “Community Open Woodshop” tab at the bottom of your browser window.

The Woodshop is at 1801 Plant Road, Suite 5, in Sterling. Plant Road is the drive just west of Self Help Enterprises on West LeFevre Road, near the intersection of Lynn Boulevard. The Woodshop is in the same building as the Sauk Valley Food Bank.



Live Edge Cutting Board

  • Instructor: Tom Hall
  • Age: 14-Adult
  • Skill Level: All
  • Time & Date: 5:30-8pm Thu, 12/6/18
  • Location: Woodlawn Woodshop
  • Tuition: $55



Modern Slab Bench

  • Ages: 14-Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Instructor: Mary McGrail
  • Time & Date: 6-8pm Tue/Thu, 7/17/18 & 7/19/18
  • Location: Woodshop
  • Tuition: $90



Mosaic Hanging

  • Age: 14-Adult
  • Skill Level: All
  • Instructor: Mary McGrail
  • Time & Date: 5:30-7:30pm Tue, 2/5/19- 2/12/19
  • Location: Woodlawn Woodshop
  • Tuition: $70



Multi-wood Cutting Board

  • Age: 14-Adult
  • Skill Level: All
  • Instructor: Tom Hall
  • Time & Day: 8:30-Noon Sat
  • Workshop 1: 1/19/19-1/26/19
  • Workshop 2: 4/20/19-4/27/19
  • Location: Woodlawn Woodshop
  • Tuition: $70



Mushroom Cluster

  • Age: 14-Adult
  • Skill Level: All
  • Instructor: James Dean
  • Time & Date: 5:30-7:30pm Mon & Tue, 2/18/19-2/26/19
  • Location: Woodlawn Woodshop
  • Tuition: $80